Support to the Culture and Free Thought Association (CFTA) 2012-2015

Progetto concluso
Recreational activities for children from Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip, ©CFTA

Support to civil society organisations that offer platforms for Palestinian women and men to participate in public life and advocate for their concerns is crucial to ensure citizens’ participation in a pluralistic and democratic society. SDC partnership with The Culture and Free Thought Association in Khan Younis (Gaza) enables the institution to implement community development initiatives with youth (male and female) and other underprivileged groups in the impoverished and conservative Khan Younis area of Gaza.

  

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Autorità Palestinese
Istruzione
Diritti umani
Conflitto & fragilitá
Capacità di base per la vita
Diritti dell'uomo (diritti delle donne inclusi)
Prevenzione dei conflitti
15.12.2012 - 31.12.2015
CHF 1'229'808
Contesto

CFTA is a unique grassroots organisation that operates in an area of high poverty, political division, siege, and oppression trying to give space for citizens to express themselves and cope with the difficult circumstances.

Obiettivi

Children, adolescents, youth and women have access to community development initiatives which promote and entrench the values of rights, equality and mutual engagement.

Gruppi target

Children, teenagers, youth, women, with a special focus on marginalised and underprivileged groups in the Khan Younis area.

Effetti a medio termine
  • HIV/AIDS awareness initiative implemented across the Gaza Strip despite the taboo of the topic.
  • Participation of 600 young men and women in 2011 in CFTA blogging and leadership program.
  • 520 children benefited from the educational program.
  • Institutional capacity building: rotation of junior level position within the organisation and training of some staff.
  • CFTA annual budget became more realistic, with room for further consolidation.

 

Risultati

Risultati principali attesi:  

  • Debates on social issues are enhanced and are a basis for increased tolerance.
  • Violence against women in targeted communities is reduced.
  • 80 youth empowered to have a say within the community.
  • CFTA internal management, including financial management, improved.


Risultati fasi precedenti:  

  • HIV/AIDS awareness initiative implemented across the Gaza Strip despite the taboo of the topic.
  • Participation of 600 young men and women in 2011 in CFTA blogging and leadership program.
  • 520 children benefited from the educational program.
  • Institutional capacity building: rotation of junior level position within the organisation and training of some staff.
  • CFTA annual budget became more realistic, with room for further consolidation.

 


Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale


Altri partner

CFTA cooperates with a large variety of partners and within networks in the Gaza Strip as well as internationally, especially in joint advocacy efforts with civil society organisations in human rights, women’s issues, and culture.

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori

In line with the SCO strategy of promoting solid and vibrant civil society organisations in Gaza that provide suitable platforms to citizens. Supportive of the forthcoming intervention promoting the participation of the citizens in the local authority’s policies and decisions.

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   1'229'808 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   1'229'808
Fasi del progetto Fase 7 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2018   (Completed)

Fase 6 15.12.2012 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)